The owners of Blackpool’s three piers have said they still want to move forward with proposals for a new golf-based attraction on a site adjacent to the Central Pier.
The Sedgwick family’s scheme for an 18-hole mini adventure golf course has recently had its planning permission renewed by Blackpool Council.
Applicant Gaynor Sedgwick said the project was still one they wanted to pursue, but work would not start for in the foreseeable future because it would have to be undertaken during the winter to minimise disruption.
The plans detail a flood- lit mini-golf course immediately to the north of the amusement arcade in the Central Pier’s foreshore building, designed on an ‘around the world’ theme.
The concept includes landmarks such as Niagara Falls and the Great Wall of China, as well as a New York skyline and the Seven Wonders of the World.
Planning permission was first granted in 2015 and, after the application was re-submitted, it has been renewed by Blackpool Council under its delegated powers.
A heritage statement accompanying the application says the attraction will be aimed at all age groups and will enhance the current leisure activities on Blackpool Promenade.
It states: “The themed features and structures allow for the facility to be an attractive development that people will use repeatedly.
“Adventure golf facilities that do not have appropriate themes underpinning the business often fail as a result.”
It also adds that the design “will complement and enhance the existing Central Pier and Promenade offers and seeks to establish and reinforce its place as a major visitor destination for Blackpool.”